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just the Facts – The Power 100 2015

Earlier today (10 June), brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and s...

IWSC Heralds William Grant's Busy Year

You just know the IWSC awards are one of the most prestigious events in the drinks annual calender, not because it is held in the medieval G...


just the Facts – The Power 100 2014

Olly Wehring | 2 Jun 2014

Earlier today (2 June), brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and spirits brands. Here's a look at 'The Power 100', along with the methodology used to draw up the list.


Preview - TFWA World Exhibition 2013

Joe Bates | 17 Oct 2013

Ahead of this year's Tax Free World Association World Exhibition, which returns to Cannes next week, Joe Bates considers the travel retail landscape.


Single Grain Scotch: Opportunity or Plaything?

Olly Wehring | 8 Oct 2013

There was an element of fanfare last week when William Grant & Sons unveiled what it claimed is “a break with whisky conventions”. The launch here in the UK of The Girvan Patent Still Single Grain 25 Year Old, announced on Friday (4 October) represents the company's entry into the single grain sub-category of the broader Scotch whisky sector.


ISC Trophy Winners 2013 II

Olly Wehring | 25 Jul 2013

Last week, the International Spirits Challenge announced the full list of gold medal and trophy-winning spirits brands for 2013. Here is the list of Scotch whisky winners.

Latest Interviews

The Wehring Interview - William Grant & Sons

Olly Wehring | 27 Jan 2011

Every month, managing editor Olly Wehring turns his spotlight into the eyes of a senior drinks executive. First up in 2011 is the CEO of William Grant & Sons, Stella David.


The just-drinks Interview - Chivas Brothers' CEO

Olly Wehring | 1 Jul 2010

While our paths have crossed on an almost monthly basis over the last six years, just-drinks has never interviewed the chairman and CEO of Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers unit, Christian Porta. So, when Olly Wehring was invited to the official opening of The Glenlivet's distillery extension last month, he took the opportunity to finally pin Porta down for a chat on all things Chivas.

Latest News

William Grant releases Glenfiddich online 'films'

Olly Wehring | 24 Apr 2015

William Grant & Sons has commissioned two online 'films' for its Glenfiddich single malt Scotch whisky brand.


Former William Grant exec joins Quintessential

Andy Morton | 15 Jan 2015

UK-based Quintessential Brands has appointed a former William Grant & Sons marketing head to boost its global marketing team.


William Grant unveils bespoke Glenfiddich website

Andy Morton | 19 Nov 2014

William Grant & Sons has launched a bespoke online whisky store that matches previously unreleased Glenfiddich stock with consumers' taste profiles.


Product Launch - UK:Glenfiddich Spirit of a Nation

James Wilmore | 14 Nov 2013

William Grant & Sons has launched a limited-edition, 29-year-old Glenfiddich to mark its sponsorship of a charity expedition to the South Pole involving injured ex-military personnel.


William Grant & Sons unveils Glenfiddich gift pack

Andy Morton | 5 Nov 2013

William Grant & Sons has launched three of its Glenfiddich Age of Discovery expressions in a gift pack exclusive to Travel Retail.


Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Bourbon Cask Reserve

Andy Morton | 17 Oct 2013

William Grant & Sons has launched another single malt in its Glenfiddich Age of Discovery collection that has been designed to celebrate the link between American and Scottish whiskies.


William Grant FY sales rise, but profits slip

James Wilmore | 1 Oct 2013

UK spirits group William Grant & Sons has seen its full-year sales edge up, but profits fell slightly after what the company described as a “challenging” year.


William Grant & Sons readies Grant's UK campaign

Olly Wehring | 11 Sep 2013

William Grant & Sons' has lined up an on-pack campaign for its Grant's blended whisky brand in the UK that offers consumers the chance to claim a reprint of a national newspaper from any time in the last 100 years.


William Grant & Sons' Glenfiddich Cask Collection

Andy Morton | 11 Sep 2013

William Grant & Sons has launched a no-age Travel Retail exclusive series for the first time in its 125-year history.


William Grant's Glenfiddich Anniversary Vintage

Olly Wehring | 9 Sep 2013

William Grant & Sons' Glenfiddich Anniversary Vintage


William Grant Glenfiddich Cask of Dreams

Olly Wehring | 19 Jun 2013

William Grant & Sons' Glenfiddich Cask of Dreams


William Grant & Sons unveils new FD

James Wilmore | 17 Apr 2013

William Grant & Sons has appointed a new group finance director.


William Grant & Sons appoints new US chief

James Wilmore | 16 Apr 2013

William Grant & Sons has promoted one of its senior executives to the role of managing director and president of its US division.


Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Red Wine Cask Finish

Andy Morton | 22 Jan 2013

William Grant & Sons has launched the third Glenfiddich extension in its Age of Discovery range.


Glenfiddich 125th Anniversary Edition

Joe Bates | 7 Dec 2012

William Grant & Sons’ Glenfiddich 125th Anniversary Edition


just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

Olly Wehring | 5 Oct 2012

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:


William Grant & Sons toasts record FY sales

Andy Morton | 5 Oct 2012

Glenfiddich-owner William Grant & Sons has recorded its highest-ever sales, with brands topping GBP1bn for the first time.


William Grant's Glenfiddich Malt Master's Edition

Andy Morton | 7 Sep 2012

William Grant & Sons' Glenfiddich Malt Master's Edition


William Grant's Glenfiddich Millennium Vintage

Olly Wehring | 17 Jul 2012

William Grant & Sons' Glenfiddich Millennium Vintage


CEDC creates regional director post

Andy Morton | 4 Jul 2012

CEDC has appointed a regional director for Europe, Middle East & Africa to oversee the area's distribution network.


William Grant & Sons readies chairman transition

Olly Wehring | 30 Apr 2012

William Grant & Sons has confirmed details of a change of chairman.


William Grant revamps Glenfiddich Gran Reserva

Chris Mercer | 6 Mar 2012

William Grant & Sons has announced new packaging for its Glenfiddich rum cask finish Gran Reserva 21 Year Old Scotch whisky.

Latest blogs

Scotch whisky firms learn the value of leftovers

Andy Morton | 9 Dec 2014

Experimentation has long been a watchword in the Scotch whisky industry. It is what has given consumers the huge range of ageing options, from refill hogsheads to virgin oak to Sherry butts.

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